We dined at Hemingway's Bistro in Oak Park with daughter Erin and Son-in-law Johnnie. We love Hemingway's with its authentic classic French dining experience, reminiscent of a small French village bistro.
Pre dinner, I ordered one of my favorite wine pairing dishes, the Foie Gras du jour, and we also had their Baked Imported Brie with apricot preserves and honey. For our dinner entrees, I ordered the Five Spice Duck Breast with mango beurre blanc, Johnnie ordered the Bouillabaisse Royale, Linda ordered the Tuna, and Erin ordered the Softshell Crab (entrees pictured below).
For the wine course I brought BYOB Chateau Lascombes Grand Cru Classe Margaux 2006 and from the wine list we ordered Vincent Marie Antoinette Puilly Fusse 2014.
Jean-Jacques Vincent Pouilly-Fuissé Cuvée Marie-Antoinette Vincent 2014
This was crisp clean with nice balance of citrus and acidity with notes of citrus and lemon peel, hints of green apple and spice.
RM 88 points.
Château Lascombes Grand Cru Classe Margaux 2006
|Dominique Befve, Lascombes GM|
and fellow 'pour-boy' Bill C
Dark blackish garnet colored, medium full bodied, complex but nicely integrated bright vibrant black cherry, blackberry, and black currant fruits, smooth balanced nicely with tones of smoke, anise, leather, tobacco and black tea.
The composition of the Grand vin Chateau Lascombes '06 is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.
RM 91 points.
|Five Spice Duck Breast|